Date of Award
Master of Arts
James P. Herrington
The purpose of this study is to compare the occupational stress felt by school counselors at the elementary level to the occupational stress felt by secondary school counselors. Occupational stress is measured using the Occupational Stress Inventory Revised Edition (OSJ-R). Participants in this study are employed school counselors randomly selected from the Directory of Illinois Public Schools and the Missouri School Directory. Analysis of the data is conducted using a 2-sample t-test of means to determine if the level of occupational stress differs in the two groups. Results of this study suggest that there is a difference in the occupational stress felt by elementary and secondary counselors in specific areas. Secondary counselors experience more occupational stress in the areas of Role Insufficiency, Role Ambiguity. and Role Boundary. Elementary counselors experience more occupational stress in the area of Physical Environment.
Dismukes, Denise L., "A Comparison of Occupational Stress Between Elementary and Secondary School Counselors" (2000). Theses. 150.
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